Ben Blair,Edit Producer

Ben Blair

Edit Producer, Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

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About Ben Blair

www.benblairfilm.com

Edit Producer and self-shooting PD specialising in Obdoc, Factual, Factual Entertainment and Features. I've worked on a wide range of shows for all major broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Netflix, Nat Geo, Discovery and SKY.

I'm an experienced edit producer, director & strong self-shooter on a wide range of cameras including Canon xf305, C300 & 5D and Sony FS7, PDW f800, PMW 500 &

www.benblairfilm.com

Edit Producer and self-shooting PD specialising in Obdoc, Factual, Factual Entertainment and Features. I've worked on a wide range of shows for all major broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Netflix, Nat Geo, Discovery and SKY.

I'm an experienced edit producer, director & strong self-shooter on a wide range of cameras including Canon xf305, C300 & 5D and Sony FS7, PDW f800, PMW 500 & EX3.

I have filmed across the World and have both UK & US PASSPORTS so can work in America without an i-visa.

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Monster Ships

(Mar 2019 - Jun 2019)

Wag TV

Edit Producer

How Do They Do It?

(July 2018 - Mar 2019)

WagTV

Edit Producer

Babies (w/t)

(July 2017 - Jun 2018)

Nutopia

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

Dispatches: Trouble on Trains

(Nov 2015 - Feb 2017)

Bigger Bang

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

Genius by Stephen Hawking

(Nov 2015 - Dec 2015)

Bigger Bang

Edit Producer

Destination Mars

(May 2015 - Oct 2015)

Bigger Bang

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

Guardians of Ancient Egypt

(Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

Darlow Smithson

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

How Do They Do It?

(Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

Wag TV

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

Destination Mars

(Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

Bigger Bang

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

The V1 Missile: Nazi Megastructures

(Jan 2014 - Jan 2014)

Darlow Smithson

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

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Industries

TV

Programme Types

Current Affairs, Documentary, Factual, Factual Entertainment, Historical Documentary, Investigative, Observational Documentary, Science

Specialisms

Engineering, Football, Location Filming, Mental Health, Photography, Programme Development, Travel, Writing

Employment History

TELEVISION
'Monster Ships' - Wag TV
Edit Producer March 2019 - June 2019

'How Do They Do It?' - Wag TV - Discovery Channel
Edit Producer July 2018 - Mar 2019

'Babies' (w/t) - Nutopia - Netflix
Shooting PD July 2017 - June 2018

'Dispatches: Trouble on Trains' - Bigger Bang - C4
Shooting PD & Edit Producer, Nov 2015 - February 2017

'Genius by Stephen Hawking' - Bigger Bang - Nat Geo/PBS
Edit Producer, Nov 2015 - Dec 2015

'Destination Mars' - Bigger Bang - Curiosity Stream
Shooting PD & Edit Producer, May 2015 - Oct 2015

Guardians Of Ancient Egypt' - Darlow Smithson - Nat Geo & PBS
Shooting PD, March - April 2015

'How Do They Do It?' - Wag TV - Discovery Channel
Shooting PD & Edit Producer, Sept 2014 - March 2015

'The V1 Missile: Nazi Megastructures' - Darlow Smithson - Nat Geo & PBS
Shooting PD & Edit Producer, May 2014 - Sept 2014

Permission Impossible: Britain's Planners' - BBC Manchester - BBC2
Shooting PD & Edit Producer, June 2013 - Jan 2014

'40 Year Old Child: A New Case' - Darlow Smithson - Discovery TLC USA
Shooting PD & Edit Producer, Nov 2012 - June 2013

'Building The Real Bionic Woman' (w/t) - Darlow Smithson
Development Shooting PD, May 2012 - present day

'Richard III: The KIng In The Car Park' - Darlow Smithson - C4
Shooting PD, December 2012

'Hurricane Sandy: The Storm That Shook America' - Darlow Smithson - Discovery USA
Shooting PD, November 2012

'How the Bismarck sank HMS Hood' - Darlow Smithson - C4
Shooting PD, August - September 2012

Laverstoke' (w/t) - Renegade Pictures - Discovery
Shooting PD, June - July 2012

'Harbour Lives' - ITV Factual - ITV1
Shooting PD, June 2012

'Run' (w/t) - Boundless Productions - ITV1
Development Producer/Director, April - May 2012

'Megafactories' - Darlow Smithson - Nat Geo
DV Director, April 2012

'24 Hours in A&E' - The Garden Productions - C4
DV Director, March 2012

'Eddie Stobart, Trucks & Trailers' - Princess Productions - FIVE
Edit Producer, Sept 2011 - December 2011

'A Very British Party' - Firecracker Films - UKTV
Producer/ Director (self shooting), July 2011 - Sept 2011

'Kevin's Grand Design' - Talkback Thames - C4
DV Director, September 2010 to July 2011

'Eddie Stobart, Trucks & Trailers' - Princess Productions - FIVE
Producer/ Director (self shooting), July 2010 - September 2010

'Sarah Beeny's Restoration Nightmare' - Renegade Pictures - C4
DV Director, Jan 2010 - June 2010

'World's Toughest Driving Tests' - BBC Manchester - BBC3
DSR Cameraman, Jan 2010

'The Psychopath Test' (working title), Renegade Pictures - pilot C4
EX3 Cameraman/Shooting AP, Nov 2009

'Football's Next Star', Initial (Endemol) - SKY1
DV Director, August 2009 - October 2009

'Skate Nation' - CBBC & BBC2
DV Director, Dec 2008 - August 2009

'Crisis Control', CBBC - BBC1
VT Director, June 2008 - Dec 2008

'I'd Do Anything (Oliver)', BBC Entertainment - BBC1
Shooting AP, January 2008 - June 20008

'The Liar, The Witch & The Wardrobe', North One Television - C4
Development Associate Producer, Dec 2008 - January 2008

'Street Crime Live', North One Television - FIVE
Shooting Associate Producer, July 2007 - Dec 2007

'At Home With Kerry & Mark', North One Television - MTV
Shooting Associate Producer, Dec 2007

'Any Dream Will Do', BBC Entertainment - BBC1
Shooting Researcher/AP, Jan 2007 - June 2nd 2007

'The Singing Estate Revisited', North One TV - FIVE
Shooting Researcher, Nov 2006 - Jan 2007

'Football Icon 2', North One TV - Sky 1
Shooting Researcher, June 2006 - Nov 2006

'Football Icon 2', North One TV - Sky 1
Production Co-ordinator, May 2006 - June 2006

4Creative/Channel 4
Production Assistant/ Office and Shoot Runner, October 2005 - May 2006
Jobs incl. Jamie Oliver's Alternative Xmas Message and promos for Shameless, Desperate Housewives, My Name Is Earl etc.

Channel 4 and 124 Facilities
March 2005 - October 2005
Studio Runner:
`T4', Atit Productions - C4
'Wife Swap Revisited', RDF - E4
`4Music', Atit Productions - C4
`The Guardian Sports Show', N1 - C4
`Morgan & Platell', Mentorn - C4
Post-production runner:
jobs incl. Dispatches; Lost; Big Brother; C4, E4 & Film Four idents & trails.

E4 Creative Services,
Freelance Runner, April 2005

Channel 4 and 124 Facilities,
Freelance Runner, September 2004 - March 2005

'Footballers Wives' & 'Bad Girls', Shed Productions - ITV 1
Freelance Runner, September 2004

The Farm Post Production Limited,
Runner, November 1998 - March 1999


FILM

'Clocked'
Producer & Writer, Shot November 2007 - completed June 08
Short film about a teenage girl being emotionally blackmailed into committing robberies.
Official Selection Raindance
http://www.raindance.co.uk/site/index.php?id=281,2749,0,0,1,0
Official Selection Jersey International Film Festival http://www.branchagefestival.com/film/short-films-new-submissions-3-youth-of-today
Outstanding Achievement Bootleg Film Fest Galsgow http://www.bootlegfilmfestival.co.uk/bootleg/Short_Films.html

'Save The World'
Producer, September 2006 - May 2007
Screened at Cannes' Short Film Corner, 2007
Has won Best Short at over ten film festivals worldwide.

`Minus 1'
Producer & Writer, July 2005- Oct 2006
Short film about South London teenage truants.

Additional Information

Industries

TV

Programme Types

Current Affairs, Documentary, Factual, Factual Entertainment, Historical Documentary, Investigative, Observational Documentary, Science

Specialisms

Engineering, Football, Location Filming, Mental Health, Photography, Programme Development, Travel, Writing